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Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
706 m (2316 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
90 of 222 Grahams
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Big Hill

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  17   Helmsdale & Strath of Kildonan

A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Morven is the highest point in Caithness and its rounded cone a distinctive feature.

Due to its proximity to the Graham Scaraben, it would make sense to climb the two together.

Braemore to the NE at the end of the minor road from Dunbeath provides the most convenient point of access.

General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
Picture Gallery for Morven

A selection of weather forecasts local to #GetMountain.Top_Name#.

Ordnance Survey digital maps are also available to members.

 Weather & OS Maps
North West Highlands
by MWIS (PDF format)
East Highlands
by Met Office
Ben Hope
by Metcheck
Morven Area Map
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 Where to Stay
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Morven.

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 Routes that include Morven

We currently have no routes listed for Morven.

We are working on adding routes for all the Grahams.

Submitting a GPX tracklog for this Graham will allow us to speed up the route authoring process.


Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Morven

 Baggers Gallery for Morven

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Take a picture of you/your friends at the top of Morven and you can display it here.

The logging section stores any entries for Morven in your own log. From here you can
  1. Add a route log entry that includes this mountain
  2. Write a full account of your route including photos
  3. Edit an existing log entry including uploading a GPX file or add a photo
  4. Delete your log entry
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Recently Climbed By
Barry Kelso on 31 Aug 2020

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 Shared Members Track Logs
Morven and Scaraben
by Graham Gaw
by David McSporran

Post a few words about Morven or read what others have had to say.

Graham Gaw
wrote on
July 6, 2011
There is room for 3 or 4 cars to park next to the phone box at Braemore (ND 073 304). The road is private after this point so cars must really be left here. My route is over to the left, it was a very wet and cloudy day so I didn't see much from the tops. Underfoot it was very wet and mossy. A good day in the hills with potential for some cracking views over the NE coast.

A full written account of a climb submitted by our members.

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